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As the countdown begins for the inauguration of Al Wakrah Stadium, one of the stadiums that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, is in its final phases of completion. The stadium is a few days away from its official opening for the 2019 Amir Cup final on May 16th, a few days away from achieving the dream of building the first stadium from scratch in Qatar according to the standards adopted by FIFA.
Al Wakrah stadium is the second World Cup stadium to be completed after Khalifa International Stadium in May 2017 in Qatar. Al Wakrah stadium not only is the first stadium built from scratch but the installation of the pitch was completed in a world record time of just 9 hours 15 minutes.
The trains, which boasts airplane-style seats, will run across the capital Doha, mainly underground.
Al Wakrah Stadium Project Manager at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Thani Al Zarraa said achieving a world record time for installing the pitch was not the actual aim, it was mainly a trial to see if an emergency happens with the pitch during the World Cup and how to deal with it in light of hosting the matches during a busy schedule, in addition to checking the feasibility of changing the pitch in a short period.
The astounding design of the Al Wakrah stadium is inspired by the design of a dhow boat inverted for maintenance, will be a qualitative addition to Al Wakrah after its opening as it will offer many facilities which will be operational before and after the World Cup. These facilities include cycling and running tracks, a multipurpose indoor arena, mosque, wedding hall and a market will also be built.
Visitors and fans during the World Cup will be able to spend their time in the stadium facilities before and after matches. Qatar on 7th May had opened its first metro line, three years before the Gulf nation is due to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The trains, which boasts aeroplane-style seats, will run across the capital Doha, mainly underground.
Exhibit footage showed some of the first passengers riding the Red Line South. The full metro network will consist of three lines spanning 37 stations and is expected to reach completion by 2020, covering more than 70 kilometres (43.5 miles).
A green line between Al Riffa and Al Mansoura and a yellow line between Al Azizyah and Ras Bu Abboud will also be added. Currently, the red line south will be open Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 11 pm local time, not running on a Friday or Saturday, the local weekend.